Art of Dr Shaffer

Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology,
Associate-Vice Chair of Education,
Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Medical Education, Oncologic Imaging, Anatomy

Kitt Shaffer, MD PhD FACR

Asst Vice-Chair for Education in Radiology, BMC

My interest in art began in junior high school, when I took painting and jewelry making, winning a trip to Chicago for a portrait I did for a local art fair. But I never considered art as a career, since I already knew I wanted to go to medical school. In college at Kansas State, I was a pre-med, but managed to take all of the art classes I could fit in, mostly drawing (especially figure drawing), painting and sculpture. After I entered residency, I signed up for a pottery class with a friend at the Cambridge Adult Ed center, and fell in love with that, although I continued to paint and for many years, had a studio at Joy Street in Somerville, as well as a painting studio in the tiny town of Monterosso, Calabria, where we would go for a month every spring. I cannot do pottery at the moment due to the need for social distancing, we are no longer able to travel to Italy, and I had to let my Somerville studio space go, but I am hoping to be able to set up a new studio in Westport, Massachusetts, where I am spending more time now. Most of the paintings I have shared are recent work done in Westport or Italy, the drawings are from my annual teaching trips to St George’s University in Grenada, and the figurative sculpture is from several years ago done at the Harvard Ceramics studio. If you would like to see more of my art, I do have a website at www.shafferarts.com

A Walk on the Beach
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Beached Boats Grenada
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Capistrano, Italia
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Cows and Crows, Kansas
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Dawn, Morning, Noon, Dusk Light Calabria
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Dragon Doorway
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Egrets in Llight
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Empty Chairs
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Horseneck Beach Late Afternoon
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Last Light Buzzards Bay
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Monterosso Calabria
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
New House on Horseneck Beach
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Palmetto
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Reclining Figure
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR
Winter Meadow in Westport
Kitt Shaffer MD PhD FACR